Bow Turns Flame Thrower for Oilmen (Apr, 1960)

Bow Turns Flame Thrower for Oilmen
Waste gas fumes burning off from this flare tower at Nevis. Alberta, sometimes blow out, and the mechanical relighting device doesn’t always work. The oilmen keep a bow and a fire arrow handy and relight the flare by shooting a flame through the fumes. It doesn’t require any skill at archery—note this oiler’s unusual form.

2 comments
  1. Rick Auricchio says: September 17, 20084:45 pm

    Don’t real tough roughnecks just climb up there with a Bic lighter?

  2. Torgo says: September 17, 20087:19 pm

    I would love to try this sometime.

    Anyway, real roughnecks always use an Aim’N’Flame.

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